mystery unfolds

as sand is raked in circles

we gather to walk


trial run on paper

the reward is perfect

a Chartres labyrinth

Our Photo Challenge prompt this week is MYSTERY

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge Prompts are REWARD and TRIAL.

Once again I combine the two in a ‘PHAIKU’ Challenge (my own made-up word), Jen, Denis, Cathy, and when she can, Melissa (it was Melissa who started me doing this) also often/sometimes combine these two challenges in a fun challenge each week – it is not as tricky as it seems – come join us! Leave a link in the Comments below.


Join in the Photo Challenge by leaving a link in the comments here or at Nanacathy‘s, for me to include you in the weekly round-up, which usually appears on Sunday.


Joining in with Cee’s ‘Which Way’ Photo Challenge.

Mystery: Have you ever wondered how to draw a labyrinth? Have you ever wondered how Marc Treanor creates his magical sand designs? Have you ever wondered about the mystery of the power of labyrinths?

I learned to draw labyrinths many years ago but the sand designs remained a MYSTERY until 22.Sept this year when I was lucky enough to be able to join Marc on Mwnt Beach in Ceredigion, Wales for a supremely magical evening to celebrate the Autumn Equinox.

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Marc Posted this beautiful short video on You Tube and Facebook

I felt extremely blessed to have been able to be one of those long moving shadows making our way around the path to the centre and out again, whilst a flute and ukulele played and children sat around the fire in the middle.

You can see me carrying a magpie feather on the left, in this photo by Dimlo Sighs, which he has kindly given permission for me to include.


Profound, mysterious, magical, unforgettable.



34 responses to “Mystery

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  2. Congratulations! I have chosen your post to be featured on Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge.
    I sure hope you are having a terrific week.

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  4. Wondrous post, Sandra. Loved the journey you shared. I feel the magic and mystery in the first image. Marc’s choice of music for his video draws one further into the spiritual profoundness of the experience. ❤

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  5. Wow what an amazing experience Daffy. It looks magical indeed and very beautiful too 🙂

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  6. This is amazing. I’m envious but happy for you. The photos look wonderful. What a magical way to spend the Autumnal Equinox. ❤

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  8. Really enjoyed this post Sandra – what a wonderful experience to be part of!

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  9. An amazing experience and so well captured to share . The haiku certainly add a dimension of mystery to the imagery.

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  11. Those are spectacular photos and video of what must surely have been an incredible and moving experience. Just Wow!!

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  12. That must have been an amazing experience! The beach setting at sunset and the beautiful sand art….

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  13. It was a beautiful event and lovely to meet you there ‘Dafney’ 🙂
    Hope to see you again at future events 🙂

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  14. Mesmerising and beautiful. The video and music wonderful. Thank you

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  15. Labyrinths are great for which ways. 😀

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  16. Beautiful…and the video is mesmerizing!

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